EPPO Global Database

Oryctes rhinoceros(ORYCRH)

Distribution details in United States of America (Hawaii)

Situation
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2021: Transient, under eradication
First recorded in: 2014
Comments
Caught for the first time in January 2014 in a trap trap located at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii. Under eradication.
References
* NAPPO Phytosanitary Pest Alert System. Official Pest Reports. USA (2014-02-06) Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle (Oryctes rhinoceros, Scarabaeidae) detected in Hawaii. http://www.pestalert.org/

* Paudel S, Mansfield S, Villamizar FL, Jackson TA, Marshall SDG (2021) Can biological control overcome the threat from newly invasive coconut rhinoceros beetles populations (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae)? A review. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 114(2), 247-256.

* Wanatabe S, Melzer MJ (2017) A multiplex-PCR assay for differentiating coconut rhinoceros beetle (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) from Oriental flower beetle (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) in early life stages and excrement. Journal of Economic Entomology 110(2), 678-682.
-------- Surveys carried out in Haiwaii indicate that the pest occurs as discrete, incipient populations and is not widespread on Oahu.